Department/Group
Visiting researchers

Research topic
  • Growth and innovation

  • Frank Venmans

    Visiting Fellow

    Background

    Frank has a Master in Bio-engineering from the University of Ghent and an MSc in Economics and Management from the University of Mons (Belgium). He was a Visiting Research Student at the LSE in 2013-2014. Conducting a multi-criteria analysis of the EU Emission Trading Scheme, he finished his PhD in 2013. He is currently assistant professor at the Microeconomics Department of the University of Mons and was elected president of the Expert Committee on Climate Change for the Government of Wallonia (Belgium) in 2017.

    Research interests

    • Climate cost-benefit analysis
    • Dynamic optimization under uncertainty
    • The effect of inequality aversion; loss aversion and habit formation on environmental discounting
    • Economic impacts of the EU ETS
    • Compliance in the EU ETS

    2017

    Working paper  8 November, 2017

    Cumulative carbon emissions and economic policy: in search of general principles

    The authors of this paper have built a model of economically-efficient carbon dioxide emissions, which provides solutions for economically optimal peak warming of the planet, optimal emissions along the transition to peak warming, and optimal carbon prices, including under a temperature constraint consistent with the Paris Agreement. read more »

    2016

    Working paper  5 August, 2016

    The endowment effect and environmental discounting

    There is a considerable body of evidence from behavioural economics and contingent valuation showing that our preferences exhibit both reference dependence and loss aversion, a.k.a. the endowment effect. In this … read more »

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